Read what the fans had to say about tonight's A-League match up…
Sydney FC looked to extend their unbeaten run in this A-League season with a Friday night match against strugglers Adelaide United.
Rhyan Grant's controversial tackle and a questionable offside call on Holosko headlined a lacklustre first half.
Coach Graham Arnold's men struggled to create chances in the final third, while Adelaide failed to display much of an attacking threat.
The match finally opened up in the second half, with a goal from Alex Brosque in the 58th minute. From there on, the Sky Blues took complete control of the game, increasing their lead to 2-0 through a Ninkovic goal only two minutes later.
Sydney had a few more chances in the closing stages of the match, but failed to convert. It wasn't an enthralling game of football, but it was an important win for the home team who have set a new A-League record by notching up 40 points in the first 16 rounds. Meanwhile another game for coach Guillermo Amor's Adelaide to reflect on.
But how did the fans react to the important, controversial and impressive moments of the game?
On the crowd number…
11,255 fans attended the match at Allianz Stadium, raising questions about why Sydney's fans aren't showing up.
Why is this game being played behind closed doors? #SYDvADL— Andrew Mac (@macdooges) January 20, 2017
Anyone come to watch the top of the table club? #SYDvADL— Taylor Brasser (@tbrasser7) January 20, 2017
We're underway at Allianz Stadium! Great initiative by Sydney fans to dress up as empty seats! #SYDvADL— The Football Sack (@TheFootballSack) January 20, 2017
Pathetic crowd by Sydney yet again #SYDvADL— Jake (@JakeWhite16) January 20, 2017
On Grant’s tackle…
Sliding tackle, studs up, follow through and a flying Marcelo Carrusca. Was Rhyan Grant's tackle worthy of more than a yellow card?
Rhyan Grant you absolute idiot #SYDvADL— Matt Bungard (@TheMattBungard) January 20, 2017
Oof, that was an ugly tackle #SYDvADL— Dale Stevens (@Sui1977) January 20, 2017
How is that only a yellow? #SYDvADL— Big Intelligence Fan (@eamonnwarner) January 20, 2017
What a dive by Carrusca. #SYDvADL— Matt Classic (@23RBG) January 20, 2017
Rhyan Grant with his third red card in two weeks there #SYDvADL— #FFAhill (@julyaugustreno) January 20, 2017
That's a red from Rhyan Grant. Not intentional but that's an ankle breaking lunge... #SYDvADL— Jason Allen (@JasonJFT96) January 20, 2017
On the offside call on Holosko…
Ninkovic fed a ball through to Holosko in the 26th minute, and the ball was put in the net, only to be undone by the assistant referee's raised flag. After viewing replays, the general consensus on Twitter was that the offside call was an incorrect decision.
Horrible call that! #SYDvADL— Patrick Hogan (@patrickhogan4) January 20, 2017
A-League officiating is bordering on disgraceful. Beautiful passage and goal from Sydney wrongly ruled offside. #SYDvADL— SFC (@KioskSuzfitz) January 20, 2017
Me in the first half 😴😴😴 #SYDvADL— Christian Bertacco (@Tarco_Bell_Ski) January 20, 2017
Sydney FC - undefeated & unwatchable #SYDvADL— Nick Stoll (@NickStoll) January 20, 2017
45 minutes of my life lost. #SYDvADL— Andrew Mac (@macdooges) January 20, 2017
Still not convinced by Bobo either. Holosko needs to get in the game more. #SYDvADL— Matt Classic (@23RBG) January 20, 2017
Considering the teams I wouldn't have expected this to be that much of a low intensity match #SYDvADL— Mr Alesich (@MisterAlesich) January 20, 2017
Time to bring on the Irish boys, Jordan O'Doherty and Micky O'Chieng #SYDvADL— Mark (@mla31162) January 20, 2017
On Brosque’s goal…
Alex Brosque maintained his outstanding run of form against Adelaide, scoring his fifth goal in four games versus the Reds.
BROSQUE! What a cracker! #SYDvADL— Pre-Truth (@nick_marland) January 20, 2017
That was just too easy #SYDvADL— Ryan Baker-Smith (@rjbsmith) January 20, 2017
That's brilliant by Brosque#SYDvADL— theMoscowSlip (@TheMoscowSlip) January 20, 2017
The reds were traffic cones then. #SYDvADL— Mr Alesich (@MisterAlesich) January 20, 2017
BROSQUE GOAL— Nicholas Rupolo (@OfficialNrupolo) January 20, 2017
HIS BEST OF THE SEASON
THAT'S HOW YOU CROSS A BALL! #SYDvADL
On Ninkovic’s goal…
A goal-mouth scramble ended in Ninkovic calmly slotting the ball in the top left corner. Did the fans feel that the game was put to bed at this stage?
Game over 2-0 #SYDvADL— Thomas (@SimplyPereira44) January 20, 2017
And all 27 FC fans go wild #SYDvADL— Muller (@MullerAUS) January 20, 2017
On Ninkovic’s performance…
During the match, Ninkovic was a source of energy, creativty and goals. How did the fans react to his performance?
Any team would love a player like Ninkovic #SYDvADL— Cassandra (@casstreppiedi) January 20, 2017
Full Time Thoughts…
Wow those are ordinary metrics for the so-called invincibles. Something has to give surely. That's not acceptable for mine. #SYDvADL— Les Street (@official_lesdog) January 20, 2017
That was one 😴😴💤💤 game #SYDvADL— Asim Buday (@AsimBuday) January 20, 2017
Wonder how that game would have gone if Grant was sent off, like he should have been. #SYDvADL— Dale Stevens (@Sui1977) January 20, 2017